Elephant Box – behind the label

Liz and Joy – our story

We started Elephant Box because we wanted to be a part of the solution to the problem of plastic.

The idea behind Elephant Box happened around Joy’s kitchen table.

We wanted to create a stainless steel lunchbox that could hold a hearty packed lunch. We also needed it to stand the test of time and the school bag! The problem of plastic was not hitting the news headlines at all a few years ago but we had a hunch that it wasn’t just us that wanted an alternative to plastic food containers.

The Elephant Box design is inspired by the Indian latch tiffin.

In India, these tiffins are used over and over again for many many years. Crowdfunding meant we could develop a design and get it manufactured. This is our flagship product; The Elephant Box. We now have lots of different size lunch boxes and snack containers to choose from!

Everything we do is mindful of our impact on this planet.

We provide products that are useful, beautiful, durable and reliable.

We want to give people a reason to buy better and buy less. That’s why we sell things that are built to last. It uses fewer resources and it makes people happy too!

Our products are made in India and China

Our range of lunch boxes is manufactured by an experienced family business in India, who has been working with stainless steel for several generations. We are confident working conditions are fair and ethical, have visited our manufacturers personally.

Our produce bags are made from GOTS certified cotton in India.

Our cups & bottles are made in China. We are satisfied that our suppliers there are working to promote fair & safe working conditions.


We’ll keep building our range, bringing you new products that are useful.

We will continue to provide plastic-free alternatives so that people have a choice of what to buy, and if they choose to, to live a life with less plastic.

We’ll be staying true to our principles and doing our bit to add our voice to the conversation about plastics.

We like to keep our packaging simple plastic free and recyclable. 

When your order gets sent out to you, its plastic free and its the same when the products are sent from our manufacturers. Everything comes packaged only in cardboard.

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